As most of you are aware, I will be retiring at the end of this schoolyear. Our Board has partnered with the North Linn Board of Directors inour Superintendent Search because it makes fiscal sense to continue thissharing arrangement. As a part of this process, we would trulyappreciate your input to help guide our Directors…

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Memo Enclosed below is a memo from Tom Keating, Iowa’s newly hired Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), in conjunction with Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. This memo is a reminder from these Executive Directors of what appropriate adult behavior should be at…

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What is the MV Shoebox Program? Gently used or new athletic shoes for our Wildcat athletes to use during their athletic season. It gives students the opportunity to try a sport and return at the end of the season if they are in condition so another athlete can use them the following year. Shoes will…

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Maquoketa Valley Community School District is excited to announce a new partnership with Life Connections, a Mental Health & Behavioral Health Service Agency. Life Connections will provide a Licensed Therapist who will be based out of our district three days per week. Any student may be seen for therapy, during school hours, through either their…

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      Each and every year, the beginning of a new school year brings new enthusiasm to our students and staff.  It also seems to always coincide with a number of changes throughout our district. Obviously, this year is no exception!  First and foremost, we have had some changes in our personnel.  With the retirements of…

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100 Great Iowa Nurses – Mary Ries By Catrina Bruns (Dyersville Commercial) When Mary Ries was 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be a nurse.  Today she has the pleasure to serve children of the same age, as a nurse in the Maquoketa Valley School District. Ries was recently named a 2019 honoree…

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The Maquoketa Valley Large Group Contest Speech Team received four All-State nominations today! The events nominated include the ensemble acting, “Emergency Protocol,” the ensemble acting, “Who Doth Inhabit the Primary Position,” the readers theatre, “How to Kiss a Girl,” and the group improvisation team of Deutmeyer, McDowell, Wilson, and Wilson. The ensembles and the readers…

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What is a Physical Plan and Equipment Levy? A top priority for our Board of Directors is to continue our renovation efforts at all of our District facilities.  For quite some time, discussions have centered around two specific needs of our renovation project.  The first concern is the immediate need to increase security of our…

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Congratulations to our Boy’s Cross Country team on qualifying for the 2018 State Cross Country Meet! The state meet will be held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge on Saturday, October 27th. More information can be found on the Iowa High School Athletic Association website. Congrats and best of luck!

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Now that school is in full swing I wanted to reach out and let you know HOW important school attendance is for the success of your child. Research continues to shows that when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused – it can…

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